N: Richer/oilier which is the significantly higher abv talking. Let’s bring it down for comparison’s sake. This is more akin to the 105 in character, though this one leans towards husky-dry citrus fruits over the red-fruit chocolate. Having said that, there is a blackcurrant or perhaps a cherry note in there – sweet cough sweet-like without any medicinal overtones. The more I nose, the more I notice.
T: Quite straight ahead, measured and sustaining malty citrus. A citrusy Bruichladdich perhaps? I wonder if this bottle has been open some years? Indeed, I see I first tried this in May 2017 [WLP85]. After three years open it’s still firm and superbly balanced yet not as intricate, perhaps?
F: A balanced finish revealing whisky’s constituent parts. Just a touch of the cask at the finish compliments the estery/fruity barley mash.
C: I like it. I find this less eventful than before though more competent. Maybe the previous whiskies building upon my palate helped its cause. Scores 86 points today.